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What Twitter Really Means for Islamic State Supporters

What Twitter Really Means for Islamic State Supporters | Information wars | Scoop.it
Abu Ahmad, one of Islamic State’s most active supporters online says he has had over 90 Twitter accounts suspended, but is not planning to slow down. He is
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New UK GCHQ Chief Says U.S. Tech Groups Are 'Command' Hubs For Terrorists

New UK GCHQ Chief Says U.S. Tech Groups Are 'Command' Hubs For Terrorists | Information wars | Scoop.it
New GCHQ Chief Says U.S. Tech Groups Are 'Command' Hubs For Terrorists Hannigan fires broadside at Silicon Valley over internet 'misuse' on first day in charge Financial Times (UK), Nov. 4, Pg. 1 |...
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Twitter crackdown on terrorist group hampers U.S. intelligence efforts

Twitter crackdown on terrorist group hampers U.S. intelligence efforts | Information wars | Scoop.it
U.S. counterterrorism officials say Twitter’s crackdown on tweets from the Islamic State is complicating efforts to identify the terrorist group’s key members and activities by intelligence agencies that increasingly use social media to spy on the militants.
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US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest | Information wars | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S.
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Guardian Twitter accounts targeted by Syrian hackers

The GuardianBooks, GuardianTravel and guardianfilm Twitter accounts were hacked

The Guardian has become latest victim of group of hackers, known as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), which hijacked the news paper's Twitter accounts.

The Guardian said it first came to know that it was being targeted over the weekend when spoof emails were sent to staff encouraging them to click on links that could compromise some of the company's email and social media accounts.

According to Guardian, several of its Twitter feeds including GuardianBooks, GuardianTravel and guardianfilm were affected.

 

 


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Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats

Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats | Information wars | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other
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Military Strategy for a Twitter War

Military Strategy for a Twitter War | Information wars | Scoop.it
A military guide to fighting Twitter Wars. On NEXTWar, a blog by the Center for International Maritime Security.
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US military studied how to influence Twitter users in Darpa-funded research

US military studied how to influence Twitter users in Darpa-funded research | Information wars | Scoop.it
Defense Department spent millions researching users, including studies on Occupy and Middle East residents, and how to better spread propaganda
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luiy's curator insight, July 10, 2014 5:54 AM

The activities of users of Twitter and other social media services were recorded and analysed as part of a major project funded by the US military, in a program that covers ground similar to Facebook’s controversial experiment into how to control emotions by manipulating news feeds.

 

Research funded directly or indirectly by the US Department of Defense’s military research department, known as Darpa, has involved users of some of the internet’s largest destinations, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Kickstarter, for studies of social connections and how messages spread.